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Eiger

Whether you hike along it, take the railway to its villages or just enjoy the view from Grindelwald below, this famous peak in the Bernese Alps is not to be missed.

Visit the Eiger, a special place high among the snowy mountaintops in Switzerland. One of the most iconic peaks in the world, it sits alongside the Mönch and Jungfrau. This trio, nicknamed the Ogre, Monk and Maiden, are revered among locals and tourists alike.

The Eiger is notorious for its North Face. Look up to see it soaring nearly vertical 5,900 feet (1,800 meters) into the air, an object of fear and fascination among mountain climbers. It is known as the “Mordwand” (murderous wall), a pun on its German name Nordwand, because of the dozens of climbers who have lost their lives here.

Locate “The White Spider,” a distinct feature on the North Face. Snow-filled cracks extend from an ice field near the top, resembling the spindly legs of a spider.

Hop on the Jungfrau Railway in the village of Kleine Scheidegg at the base. Take the railway to the Eigerwand station, which sits inside the North Face. Get out and enjoy spectacular views through windows carved into the rock. From here, continue up the mountain to Jungfraujoch, which is the highest railway station in Europe.

While only the world’s best climbers attempt the North Face, you can still experience it casually. The Eiger Trail snakes along the mountain for 3.5 miles (5.7 kilometers). It begins at the Eigerglestscher railway station, midway up the Eiger. You will pass metal ladders in the rock that climbers use to access the mountain face, but the trail takes a much flatter route. Enjoy gorgeous vistas of the Alps and the valleys of Grindelwald and Lauterbrunnen below. The trail ends near the Alpiglen train station. For a longer hike, continue for about 90 minutes until you reach Grindelwald.

Sitting in the shadow of the North Face, Grindelwald is known as Eiger Village. This charming resort town provides a great base for your exploration of the Eiger. It has a great variety of shops, restaurants and accommodations.

No matter what season you visit, the Eiger’s peaks always remain snowcapped. Weather can be unpredictable, so dress in layers for flexibility for varying temperatures.


Best Lodging Options Near Eiger

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Hotel Spinne $223
Hotel Spinne

Hotel Spinne

Dorfstrasse 136, Grindelwald, BE
     
    4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

    Located in the heart of Grindelwald, this spa hotel is within a 10-minute walk of First Cable Car, Sportzentrum Grindelwald, and Grindelwald - Wengen Ski Area. Pfingstegg Cable Car and Grindelwald Grund Gondola are also within 1 mi (2 km). Grindelwald Station is only a 5-minute walk.

    Sunstar Hotel Grindelwald $245
    Sunstar Hotel Grindelwald

    Sunstar Hotel Grindelwald

    Dorfstrasse 168, Grindelwald, BE
       
      4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

      Situated in the mountains, this spa hotel is within a 10-minute walk of First Cable Car, Pfingstegg Cable Car, and Sportzentrum Grindelwald. Grindelwald - Wengen Ski Area and Pfingstegg Toboggan Run are also within 1 mi (2 km). Grindelwald Station is 8 minutes by foot.

      Central Hotel Wolter $129
      Central Hotel Wolter

      Central Hotel Wolter

      Dorfstrasse 93, Grindelwald, BE
         
        3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

        Located in the heart of Grindelwald, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Sportzentrum Grindelwald and Grindelwald - Wengen Ski Area. First Cable Car and Pfingstegg Cable Car are also within 15 minutes. Grindelwald Station is only a 1-minute walk.

        Grindelwalderhof $163
        Grindelwalderhof

        Grindelwalderhof

        Dorfstrasse 155, Grindelwald, BE
           
          3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

          Located in the heart of Grindelwald, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of First Cable Car, Sportzentrum Grindelwald, and Grindelwald - Wengen Ski Area. Pfingstegg Cable Car and Grindelwald Grund Gondola are also within 1 mi (2 km). Grindelwald Station is only a 5-minute walk.

          Eiger Selfness Hotel - Zeit für mich $248
          Eiger Selfness Hotel - Zeit für mich

          Eiger Selfness Hotel - Zeit für mich

          Dorfstrasse 133, Grindelwald, BE
             
            4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

            Situated in Grindelwald, this spa hotel is within a 10-minute walk of First Cable Car and Sportzentrum Grindelwald. Grindelwald Grund Gondola is 1.2 mi (1.9 km) away. Grindelwald Station is only a 4-minute walk.

            Hotel Bernerhof Grindelwald $175
            Hotel Bernerhof Grindelwald

            Hotel Bernerhof Grindelwald

            Dorfstrasse 89, Grindelwald, BE
               
              3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

              Located in the heart of Grindelwald, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Sportzentrum Grindelwald and Grindelwald - Wengen Ski Area. First Cable Car and Pfingstegg Cable Car are also within 15 minutes. Grindelwald Station is only a 1-minute walk.

              Aspen alpin lifestyle hotel Grindelwald $338
              Aspen alpin lifestyle hotel Grindelwald

              Aspen alpin lifestyle hotel Grindelwald

              Aspen 1, Grindelwald, BE
                 
                4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                Situated in the mountains, this spa hotel is 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Grindelwald - Wengen Ski Area and within 3 mi (5 km) of Grindelwald Grund Gondola and Holenstein Ski Lift. Sportzentrum Grindelwald and First Cable Car are also within 3 mi (5 km).

                Derby Swiss Quality Hotel $201
                Derby Swiss Quality Hotel

                Derby Swiss Quality Hotel

                Dorfstrasse 75, Grindelwald, BE
                   
                  3.5 out of 5.0 Stars

                  Situated in the mountains, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Sportzentrum Grindelwald and Grindelwald - Wengen Ski Area. First Cable Car and Pfingstegg Cable Car are also within 15 minutes. Grindelwald Station is only a 1-minute walk.